End of the World

I can’t help but feel that we’re permanently teetering on the edge of a world changing war. What with recent fly overs from Russian jets, North Korean nuclear tests and the knowledge that there are over 15,000 nuclear weapons worldwide, we appear to be one world leader’s bad day away from a cataclysmic event.


“…and as you can see in this animation, the earth’s rotation has stopped.” A blueish sphere representing the earth spun into view. Professor Pouerpoynt moved his hands over it, pointing to the…


Perhaps reflecting the zeitgeist, the BBC has been searching for a song to broadcast should the end of the world, or apocalypse, be upon us: Earlier this month we covered the revelation that Ted Turner,…



Jerry Lembcke writes at CounterPunch: Writing for his October 25, 2013 New York Times column, Paul Krugman noted the attraction that apocalyptic scenarios had for American investors, policy makers, and economists. He…


Or this … or this … or this. Smithsonian Magazine profiles the apocalyptic visions of artist Ron Miller: Recently, Miller released a series of images that shows what our skyline would look like if…








I spent my childhood going to an evangelical church and was taught that the apocalypse was just around the corner: beasts rising up from the sea, Satan, 666 on your forehead. The whole shebang, and all very literal – no room for metaphor. I could never swallow the doctrine and stopped going as soon as I could effect a strong enough resistance to my parents. Forcing me to go to church was a bigger pain in the ass to my parents than just letting me sleep in and after a while, they stopped going too.







Via Waiting For Armageddon:

Americas 50-million strong Evangelical community is convinced that the worlds future is foretold in biblical prophecy — from the Rapture to the Battle of Armageddon. This astonishing documentary explores their world — in their homes, at conferences, and on a wide-ranging tour of Israel. By interweaving Christian, Zionist, Jewish and critical perspectives along with telling archival materials, the filmmakers probe the politically powerful — and potentially explosive — alliance between Evangelical Christians and Israeli alliance that may set the stage for what one prominent Evangelical leader calls World War III.




Well … maybe. A couple of years ago I produced a documentary about the now infamous end-date of the Mayan Long Count Calendar, December 21, 2012. Today is the Winter Solstice, and exactly one year remains until the current cycle of the Long Count Calendar expires. What does that mean? We asked many experts and wannabe experts in the film and as a special Winter Solstice offer, we’re pleased to bring you the opportunity to see their answers for just $2.49 (3-Day Rental). Enjoy!

For more information on the film, the experts and the companion book by Alexandra Bruce, visit 2012SOS.com.


Feeling the heat from 2012 apocalypticists perhaps, NASA feels the need to reassure people that we won’t be fried in 2012. Mike Wall reports on NASA’s Nov. 10, 2011 statement, for Space.com:

If the world ends in 2012, the sun won’t be to blame, NASA officials say.

Contrary to what some doomsayers would have you believe, our star isn’t capable of blasting out a solar flare powerful enough to burn our planet to a crisp, according to the space agency.

“Most importantly, however, there simply isn’t enough energy in the sun to send a killer fireball 93 million miles to destroy Earth,” NASA officials wrote…



Surely a rhetorical question if ever there was one, but the Times of India takes it seriously: At 11.11.11 on 11.11.11, the time and date will be a perfect same-numbered palindrome, reading…